to coerce the Peoples Democratic Party has said the regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his ruling All Progressives Congress is using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission “to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections.”
The opposition party said the move aims to coerce its members to abdicate the mandate of the people and join the APC.
This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘2023: PDP Accuses APC of Using EFCC To Hound Opposition, Dissenting Voices,’ signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to the statement, “Our party, however, states that no amount of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft agencies to clampdown on its leaders on trump up corruption charges can cow or make the PDP surrender or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians to lead in the effort to rescue our nation come 2023.
The APC knows that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there is no way it can win elections under any condition.
As such, it seeks to use the state apparatus of power to decimate and muzzle opposition and dissenting voices and foist an anti-democratic situation on Nigerians.
Part of this heinous plot by the APC is to use the EFCC to bully, harass and hound PDP leaders, who are rallying Nigerians for the task ahead, with a view to coercing them to abdicate the mandate of the people and join the APC.